My conversion manual made it to Ann Arbor and was picked up by my Aunt. Hope to have it in my hands in a couple of weeks when we go south to visit with family for Christmas.
On another note, one of the skills I intend on learning as part of this project is basic welding.
It's something I've always wanted to learn, not for employment necessarily (although I did work in structural steel for a couple of years), but for general around the shop/home use. I've tried it a few times, but never really did a enough of it to say I can weld.
Along with being fun, there will be numerous uses and times I'll need welding skills for.
I came across a wild internet instructable on how to build your own welder. It involves salvaging the transformers out of a couple of old microwaves and wiring them in a way to produce the current required for stick welding.
Sounds like my kind of project! Microwaves are cheap and easy to find, I enjoy wiring things and it gives me another tool for the build.
This project is getting more and more mad scientist like every week..... and I love it :)
Time until takeoff
Husband, father and 911 dispatcher. Long time pilot with a licence that burns a hole in my pocket where my student loan money used to be. First time aircraft builder. Looking to fly my own airplane.